Gems of Yosemite. Platinum Photograms of Yosemite Valley, California. Series L & N.


Published by Arion Putnam, 1900
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Two small accordion-fold pamphlets. Each series bears six platinum photographs (2 x 4 inches; 12 platinum prints, complete) of scenes in Yosemite Valley California in a gray folder with the words "Gems of Yosemite" raised on the front panel. Rear panel contains the following information: Platinum Photograms of Yosemite Valley California, Contents Series N [or L; followed by a listing of the titles of the six photos] Published & Copyright 1900, A. Putnam, Official Photographer of the Southern Pacific Railroad, Los Angeles. A couple of very minor dings to the wrappers, photos fine, else near fine to fine with no internal markings.Born in New York City, Arion Putnam [1870-1940] settled in Los Angeles in 1888, where his father, John P. Putnam had a commercial photography firm, Putnam & Valentine. While Arion Putnam was working as a photographer, he made painting trips to the High Sierra and along the coast. An Impressionist, Putnam did plein air landscapes which are now quite rare. He was a member of the Los Angeles Camera Club and had 10 photos in their first exhibition. He also worked as the Official Photographer for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Not in any of the usual bibliographies and no copies located by OCLC. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Gems of Yosemite. Platinum Photograms of ...
Publisher: Arion Putnam
Publication Date: 1900

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